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Dec 8, 2013 7:00pm EST
is necessary to defend itself, we share president obama's preface to see iran's endlear weapons program through diplomacy. for diplomacy to succeed, it must be coupled with powerful sanctions and a credible military threat. -- ae repeat that diplomatic solution is better than a military option, but a military option is necessary for diplomacy to succeed, as are powerful sanctions. we agree after a cup will of tough years, iran finally -- a couple of tough years, iran finally -- what seemed impossible yesterday became possible today. we should not assume that more sanctions will lead to a better deal. was seemed impossible -- what seemed if possible today could be possible tomorrow. >> c-span, we bring you public affairs directly to you, putting you in the room at congressional hearings, white house events, briefings, conferences, and complete gavel-to-gavel coverage of the u.s. house all as a public service of private industry. a c-span, created by they cable tv industry years ago and funded by your local cable or satellite provider. you can watch us in hd. next is a discussion of the obama adm
CSPAN
Dec 2, 2013 7:45am EST
with obama on the iran deal. whether or not in six months ago, where obama is on that deal, will in some ways reveal how much pressure is being from some pro-israel groups and the israeli government. governs in an insular way. that is a phrase used a lot. his own counsel. he listens to a small group of people. he pays attention to the democratic base. he has been raising a lot of money for midterm elections, which makes him responsive quite a bit to democratic concerns. he pays careful attention to israel and its government and powerful allies here. a lot of that has to do with his own ideology. i am not sure the influences over stated. or bigger an outsized. at the same time, it is an important part of the way things about iran. >> up next, good morning. >> i have been on this phone for almost 15 or 20 minutes waiting for you to quit commentating. andybody else gets up there let's everybody speak, but you keep commentating. what i need to say is the reason why there is so much turmoil in these are is because republicans and white folks who ro, a that obama is a neg black person, and black pe
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2013 12:00pm EST
. that brings us to iran. we are using diplomacy to fully identify and address the threat brought to us by iran's nuclear program. it is a real threat. we have always taken it as such. we have no illusions. let me restate something that president obama has made clear since day one and reiterated again this afternoon -- we will not allow iran to acquire a nuclear weapon, period, not now, not ever. now, believe me, the united states fully understands that israel perceives a nuclear iran as an existential threat. why? because it is. and we understand that. while we may sometimes favor a , therent tactical choice u.s. and israel have always shared the same fundamental goal. as we move forward in this negotiation, we will continue to consult very closely with israel, as with our other friends and allies in the region and around the world, whose input is critical to us in this process. this week, prime minister netanyahu's advisor will travel to the united states with direct conversations -- for direct conversations with our iran experts. that will help us to coordinate and shape our positions with r
CSPAN
Dec 2, 2013 11:00pm EST
, or he's for abortion. and as far as iran, they're as liar as obama is. >> barbara from oklahoma this morning. downsizing of the military, sequestration cuts impact on. >> it was an economic message. talked about bending the cost curve, helping long term budget this country by bringing down the cost of medicare. then it became more of a about people in this very wealthy country deserve health insurance. be a right. the message is confusing for people. what is it about? about the economy? or about the morality of this country and the values of this country. problem with messages came to a head with do you want to keep your plan. you recall, he began that formulation by saying if you like your doctor, you'll be able your doctor. that quickly turned out not to obama dropped it pretty quickly and went to plan. are confusing -- it's a confusing law. and messaging is mixed cloudy and -- and not entirely undermine's really the president's ability to say trust us on this. subject.all on this dennis is waiting from hobbs, our line for independents. you're on with scott wilson of "the wash
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2013 7:00am EST
to show just greatly concerned nations are in the region about iran's nuclear activities and why the obama administration in any final deal -- really needs to live up to the un security council officials. provide zero enrichment, zero processing, and unfettered immediate access for inspectors to the entire nuclear program. host: the defense secretary robert line -- guest: i think hagel is doing a lot of damage control, especially in gulf states. secretary kerry was in israel the last two days to have consultations. ready countries are worried about iran's ballistic antimissile efforts. iss is why the united states building up a ground-based midcourse defense of, a sickly a missile defense system to protect the united states against missile threats from both iran and north korea. allies, our friends, and partners in the middle east currently have these things and want them -- and one more them or do not have them and want them. is controversial that our allies and partners to feel more assured. it is an open question as to jim from california, good morning, you are on. caller: the zionist t
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2013 10:00am EST
a continual threat from iran. president obama has weakened the trust and ability of the united states and has strengthened the legitimacy of the illegitimate iranian regime. it is a double whammy and lose stature by elevating a dangerous regime and all for what? our ability to prevent a nuclear-armed iran and all-out arms race in the middle east. it's not going to happen. we are going to see a nuclear-armed iran. we are going to see an all-out arms race in the middle east and we tarnish our relationship with our trusted allies. i remain committed, mr. speaker, that ensuring that iran never becomes a nuclear-capable country will happen. i urge my colleagues in the senate to take up the sanctions legislation that we in the house overwhelmingly passed earlier this year. mr. speaker, iran has no right whatsoever to enrichment. there can be no ambiguity here. the united states must not accept any new deal with iran that does not end iran's enrichment program completely and does not completely dismantle the nuclear infrastructure of this dangerous regime. i thank mr. roskham for his time and leader
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2013 2:00pm EST
tentative. president obama claims he wants to keep the core sanctions on iran's oil, energy, financial sector in place until there is a real comprehensive agreement. at issue is -- sanctions are like a brick wall, and hopefully we are just taking the top of breaks off. with a big break from the foundation, the wall of sanctions could crumble. host: next call, atlanta, georgia, sean, republican line. caller: do you believe that eventually iran will get a bomb? guest: thank you for your question. my worry is that -- it is pretty clear that iran has the capability to make a nuclear weapon, based on its declared capabilities. it could do it anywhere from six weeks to two months. now, what complicates things is that if it has undeclared capabilities, for example a hidden enrichment facility. bear in mind, in 2009, we found that iran had built a facility inside a mountain. i think the worry is that iran is building up a latent capability at a minimum, this latent capability that at some point in the future, they could choose to use. those in the think tank community are pushing to make sure
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2013 4:00pm EST
's worst weapons -- can defuse the worlds's worst weapons. that brings us to iran. we are using diplomacy to fully identify and address the threat brought to us by iran's nuclear program. it is a real threat. we have no illusions. let me restate something that president obama has made clear since day one and reiterated again this afternoon -- we will not allow iran to acquire a nuclear weapon, period, not now, not ever. now, believe me, the united states fully understands that israel perceives a nuclear air and as a nexus essential threat. s a --perceives -- perceive nuclear iran as an x essential -- as an existential threat. why? because it is. as we move forward in this negotiation, we will continue to consult very closely with israel , as with our other friends and allies in the region and around the world, whose input is critical to us in this process. this week, prime minister netanyahu's advisor will travel to the united states with direct conversations -- for direct conversations with our iran expd erts. as we enter negotiations for a final, comprehensive agreement, we absolutely d
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2013 5:00am EST
with iran over its nuclear program. later, the recent launch of political magazine and the relationship with president obama's cabinet and his aides. 7:00 a.m. onurnal, c-span. c-span. we bring public affair events from washington to you. putting you in the room at congressional hearings, white house events, and conferences. we offer complete gavel-to-gavel coverage of the u.s. house, all as a public service of private industry. tvpan, created by the cable industry 34 years ago and funded by your local cable or satellite provider. you can watch us in hd. now, remarks from president obama on the implementation on the health care law and the healthcare.gov website. he spoke for about 15 minutes from the eisenhower executive office building. my name is monica weeks. when i was a 19-year-old college student, i began having symptoms of -- disease. later, my symptoms returned and i had to start costly infusions. they ranged from $12,000 to $15,000. it would have been more to receive them in a hospital. because of the affordable care act, i remained on my parent's insurance. years old and work
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2013 12:30pm EST
with whatever further steps are needed to prevent iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon, including, as president obama just made clear, a military option if that were necessary. so, there shouldn't be an ounce of doubt. this is a debate we shouldn't be having. the real question is what is going to happen with the final agreement. the united states stands squarely behind our israeli friends and allies in the region and in the world. the result of all these steps we are taking is that iran's breakout time, the period required to produce enough weapons grade material intended for nuclear weapons, will have been increased because of our diplomacy. we are obviously well aware that even a comprehensive agreement would not solve all of our problems with iran. we don't pretend that they do. it wouldn't address their support for hezbollah. it won't deal with syria, although it would have some impact, ultimately. it doesn't deal with other terrorist organizations or their attempt to destabilize our partners throughout the region. whatever the outcome of the upcoming negotiations, iran will still have much
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2013 7:00am EST
will focus on the iran nuclear deal. politico's cover story on president obama's cabinet. but first a news outlet. >> the u.s. has stopped shipments out of afghanistan, citing the risk to truckers along the route and pakistan over the recent use of u.s. drones. spokesperson says the order affects outgoing shipments of equipment and goods being sent home for military units at their numbers are reduced. many supplies coming into afghanistan for use by remaining troops were redirected to alternate routes going through other countries due to previous problems with pakistan. says one of its commanders has been assassinated outside his home in lebanon's capital of beirut. yhey say hussein a lucky -- the say he was killed around midnight and accused is to -- t lakki wasussain al- killed around midnight, accusing israel of killing him. they said he was a high-level commander close to the shade party -- the shiite party's leadership. president obama will speak today calling for an increase in minimum wage. talking about the income gap between the rich and poor at the center for american progress. y
CSPAN
Dec 3, 2013 10:00am EST
sherman, is now the obama administration's lead egotiator for the iran nuclear talks. in a 2001 "new york times" op-ed, ms. sherman urged president bush to cut a deal, writing that kim jong il, quote, appears ready to make landmark commitments because to ensure the survival of his regime, he has to improve the country's disastrous economy by reducing the burden of a vast missile program and opening the doors to trade. well, ms. sherman was wrong about that inner op-ed she wrote in 2001. kim jong il needed to help his economy, right about that, but she thought it meant that he was ready to get rid of his ballistic missile program and open the doors more to trade. certainly they were willing to open the doors to trade but just as she had been wrong in 1994, when she helped the clinton administration work out an amazing deal with north recap the highlights , that deal with north korea they were believed to be pursues nuclear weapons so ms. sherman was the policy coordinator for north korea volved in this process, she, madeleine albright, president clinton thought what a great thing, we will
CSPAN
Dec 6, 2013 1:00am EST
system. thank you very much. [applause] >> remarks by president obama at the hanukkah reception. followed by the european debt crisis and other issues. house intelligence committee chairman mike rogers and congressman chris van hollen on iran andar deal with the civil war in syria. kentucky senator rand paul will be speaking at the detroit economic club friday to announce his new proposal on jobs and the economy. you can see it live starting at 12:35 eastern here on c-span. the alliance for health reform will host a discussion on how affectedcost will be by new hospital patient classifications. discussion that friday starting at 12:15 p.m. eastern on c-span 2. on c-span 3, former utah governor and presidential candidate jon huntsman and governor evan b ayh will talk about bipartisanship. >> things escalate so quickly. moment can seem so loving -- can turn and flip and be so out of control. this is one of those days and it with adam packing to leave. seeing a hidden handgun and saying, what is the deal? he said, i does want to sell it and make some money. on top of all the other pressures,
CSPAN
Dec 2, 2013 10:00am EST
a hard time selling a plan that the iran nuclear freeze to a skeptical congress and to an increasingly skeptical congress. whites what worries the house more than others. host: the latest polling numbers on obama's trustworthiness. down to 46%. bill is waiting from massachusetts this morning on the line for republicans. good morning, you are on with scott wilson. i am a c-span junkie. i have two issues i want to talk about, legacy. legacy he talks about before and after he leaves office. to rule obamaing and hillary. they were trying to protect folks through consistent lies using various people as spokespeople and also the perception that they did not need, that they were so successful, we did not have to increase any security. . also,ond issue guest: bill pointed out correctly that this was a country in libya that the united states and benghazi in particular, that the united states put its military resources into to help and free from gaddafi. whereh its turnaround, the american ambassador and three others were killed, has to be seen as a problem. that is something that she will have
CSPAN
Dec 6, 2013 12:00pm EST
as well as many analysts misjudged assad's staying power with? my in august 2011, president obama said he must step aside. why do you think that happened, because that may have attempted to some of the problems we have policy?yria >> they completely misread iran to russia's commitment keeping us in power. when you have intelligence providers to assad, the leverage that gave him and staying power was limited. i think both of those were not factored in. if you look at it from recent history lesson here, when you look at what happened in libya, you can see all the formulations of why he was going to go quickly. they took that, plopped it over in serious and said it was going to be syria. you have the same elements happening in serious that you had in libya with that huge exception of this commitment of iran not to let it go, and the russians cannot let it go. they needed a warm water port and it was their last toehold in the middle east. they ramped up their ability to protect assad and to try to at least increase the ability of ,he syrian regular army forces the military forces in a way tha
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2013 10:30am EST
analysts misjudged assad's staying power with? in august 2011, president obama said he must step aside. why do you think that happened, because that may have attempted to some of the problems we have had on syria policy? >> they completely misread iran and russia's commitment to keeping assad in power. when you have intelligence providers to assad, the leverage that gave him and staying power was limited. i think both of those were not factored in. if you look at it from recent history lesson here, when you look at what happened in libya, you can see all the formulations of why he was going to go quickly. they took that, plopped it over in serious and said it was going to be syria. you have the same elements happening in serious that you had in libya with that huge exception of this commitment of iran not to let it go, and the russians cannot let it go. they needed a warm water port and it was their last toehold in the middle east. they ramped up their ability to protect assad and to try to at least increase the ability of the syrian regular army forces, the military forces in a way that yo
CSPAN
Dec 2, 2013 2:30pm EST
, saying iran's only desire is to diversify its energy production capabilities. yet iran has not only refused to reverse course on enriching uranium, they have developed faster.enrich uranium recently freshman members of the foreign affair committees sent a bipartisan letter to president obama telling him to be vigilant in diplomatic actions with iranis. any diplomatic discussions should not only come after iran has stopped enriching uranium, and after its reduces its store. congress and the american people don't trust the iranian regime. the white house needs to sign the latest set of sanctions. these sanctions go further than previous by targeting the prof fearing of black market goods. sanctions target regime member who are guilty of human rights violations. congress is sending the message that not only do we highly discourage development of nuclear weapons by the regime but detest how citizens are subject to torture and restrictions on speech and political persecution. days maizing what is going on right now. the president needs to realize that the mideast is not a czyz chess boar
CSPAN
Dec 3, 2013 7:00am EST
and president obama have been going at it in a slow but methodical manner, and we have to continue to grind it out. host: cnn reported on of the deals they set a particular point of contention is iran's assistance that the right under international agreement to enrich uranium the message to iran should be the should be that you are insisting on the right to enrich. you are. you do not do final negotiations and public. only knows that we have some preliminary to work on. what we did not want to happen mama and why this is important continue negotiating with iran or implemented nuclear programs and you could negotiate without this, but then there will be nothing to prevent iran from continuing to enrich and moving forward with this nuclear program. what this says is let's continue to negotiate, but while we're not negotiating, you cannot continue with this program. they agreed to do that. we are going to verify, because we're worried of daily inspections. that is what is important and significant about this agreement. deal does the final require congressional input? guest: i'm sure there will
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2013 9:00am EST
and the ballistic missiles by which they are ssisting iran. wendy scherman actually briefed this congress this week. she is the lead negotiator for the obama administration. as an, that's -- that makes uch sense as an administration hiring a company to do an absolutely essential, critical website for people's health and well-being, as someone who has no track record of being terribly successful. i mean, surely an administration wouldn't do that. oh, yes, they did do that, with obamacare. oh, yes, they are doing it in negotiating with terrorist thugs who want us wiped off the map. same kind s is the of inane thinking that would have an american president in 1970's proclaiming the ayatollah khomeini as a man of ace, when he was a terrorist and took over a nation and its litary for the first time in terrorist, that a islamic leader had been the leader of a country. with a powerful military. another article from ownhall.com, december 5, 2013, violence against christians is rising across the middle east. endoors -- open doors u.s.a. investigates for "town hall" magazine. christians in the middle east a
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